Top 10 Most Recognizable Singing Voices Ever

This is a list of singers that you know as soon as you hear the first word!
The Top Ten
1 Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergenov, commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen (born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of Chinese talent show "Singer 2017" where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide vocal range, measuring up to 5 octaves.

Dimash Kudaibergen. Once you've heard his voice, you will never forget it. The timbre of rare beauty, an insane range of 5 octaves, and flawless technique. His voice is full of emotion and conveys all the feelings of the song, no matter what language he sings in.

Dimash has revolutionized music! He is the best vocalist in the world!

Dimash has an incredible voice with a range of 4.5 octaves. When I first listened to his singing, I was shocked on one hand (unbelievable! I couldn't imagine he had the same vocal range as the famous Farinelli) and on the other hand, I was so pleased that I had the opportunity to listen to him. He has a strong and solid musical education and background. You can feel it and see it through his manner of performance. It is not just copy and paste. It's his own interpretation and rendition of the musical material. In my opinion, it sounds fresh, modern, technically improved, with higher tones, and better than the original. Dimash is definitely the best voice in the world!

Like many legendary singers, Dimash K's voice is immediately recognizable, no matter what song he is singing. He is revolutionary as a singer and performer. He is unique, an amazing human being, a son, a friend, and everything else. He transmits deep feelings through his singing, and he can make you feel the song with him, even if you don't understand the language. His facial expressions and voice intonations are perfection. If you talk about technicality, he absolutely controls each and every note that comes out of his mouth, and his vocal range is so wide and completely flawless.

2 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been in 3 other bands (Ibex, Sour Milk Sea, and The Hectics). He died on November 24, 1991 from bronchopneumonia as a result from HIV/AIDS

Freddie Mercury - God of Music! And I don't use that term lightly, but there is no other way to accurately sum up Freddie's genius! They would have to invent new superlatives to even get close to this man's incredible magic! He was absolute perfection!

Although Freddie had an amazing four-octave range, his talents extended far beyond that, if you can believe it. It was his passion, his charisma, his connection with the audience, his exuberance, his energy, his magnetism, and his incomparable magic! Simply the best of all time, and forever, without competition or comparison, in a league of his own, absolutely God-like!

Freddie Mercury - Perfection!
Freddie Mercury - A Slice of Heaven!
Freddie Mercury - The Best of the Best!
Freddie Mercury - The God of Music!

The most chilling vocal part Freddie ever did was with this line in "Mother Love":

"Out in the city, in the cold world outside,
I don't want pity, just a safe place to hide."

As if he weren't so ill at the time when he recorded that!

The most spectacular voice there ever was. Freddie was incredible, and any song he sang was the result of Heaven coming down to Earth and embracing each and every soul that heard Freddie sing.

If it's not Michael Jackson, then it's certainly the Queen! That Dimash dude is not iconic yet! There's not one song he has recorded that is as iconic as Billie Jean or Bohemian Rhapsody.

3 Elvis Presley Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, led him to both great success and initial controversy. more.

Elvis is the most imitated human being in every way you can imagine, but never duplicated, which includes "That Voice." This is a fact, not an opinion. I acknowledge everything he did. He is the King, but I have other personal favorites. He's still the greatest pop culture phenomenon of all time.

Freddie Mercury is a freak of nature, the greatest vocalist, but he sings so many different songs in so many different ways that you don't always know it's him. That's a whole different contest.

His voice is wonderful, clearly identifiable. Elvis, known all around the world as the king of music. No one will ever equal him because he is the greatest entertainer/singer who has ever lived. He is the real number ONE! Rest in peace, darling man, we love you.

His beautiful voice is known and recognized immediately, the greatest singer ever. What a fabulous star he was. His legacy will last forever. We love you, Elvis.

Elvis has a beautiful and easily recognizable voice, one you could never forget. A beautiful man, an amazing entertainer who has stood the test of time. We love you, darling man.

4 Vitas Vitaliy Vladasovich Grachov, known professionally as Vitas, is a Ukrainian singer and songwriter. He sings mainly in Russian. His music is often difficult to categorize, incorporating elements of techno, dance, classical, jazz, and folk music.

Vitas is a unique artist. If you really take the time to discover his music, you will be fascinated. He is the only one in his own brilliant creative style in both vocal and stage performance that made him go viral worldwide and easiest to be recognized nowadays. Besides all these special differences, Vitas means much more than just an angelic tenor voice that can immediately touch the listeners' hearts and create a long-term link to their souls. Seek the songs composed by Vitas. You'll want to listen to them again and again because they are often beautiful in both melodies and poetic lyrics. Really big talented person. I've known him for 12 years, and I will continue to be his fan.

Vitas is a very special artist, exactly as written on his website, "the artist who you have been waiting for." He is very famous and easily recognized for his big talents in composing amazing songs, designing brilliant creative stage costumes, and performing songs in a unique style with a great voice, employing both weird and enchanting vocal techniques. His music is a very beautiful part of this world, feeding your soul as "a gift from God," as his worldwide fans call him.

His voice is unique and easily recognizable. He is a very talented singer who composes songs and designs his own clothing as well. His styles vary from electro-pop and ballads to rock, opera, and folk. He sings from the very bottom of his soul, so his songs can either make your heart melt or break. He is one of the most wonderful, charismatic, and talented artists.

His voice resonates in my soul. He reaches octaves very few can reach. Not to mention, he's a lyrical genius and composes his own music. Oh, and he's an absolute gentleman to his fans. As an American fan of Vitas, I've been encouraged to learn Russian just so I can gain the fullest experience of his songs.

5 Johnny Cash John R. "Johnny" Cash (1932-2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. He died of complications from diabetes in 2003. It was suggested that Cash's health worsened due to a broken heart over his second wife's death.

I've never heard of the top 2, but neither could be more recognizable than Johnny Cash. He sang for nearly 50 years, dabbled in all genres of music at some point in his career. Still, anyone could tell it was him.

I have no idea who Dimash Kudaibergen is at the top of the list. I think to be most recognizable, people should know who it is and have heard them. To me, the Man in Black is tops here.

Johnny Cash has one of the best singing voices I've ever heard, a great country-rock singer. One of the most recognizable voices ever.

Boom chicka boom chicka boom chicka boom... I walk the line... Enough said.

6 Dolly Parton Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.
7 Adam Levine Adam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5. more.

He's the lead singer of Maroon 5, who sings This Love, I Won't Go Home Without You, She Will Be Loved, and Makes Me Wonder.

How could you not know it's Adam singing? This is by far the most recognizable voice I have ever heard, and he's not bad either.

That high note, though.

His voice is so unique!

8 Cher Cher is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long career, which has led to her being nicknamed the Goddess of Pop.

You can tell Cher's voice from a mile away, and it's more recognizable than any other voice on this list.

The Goddess's fabulous voice is instantly recognizable.

Gorgeous, talented, and ahead of her time.

Endless talent and beauty.

9 Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988) is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles like Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, Hello, Easy On Me and the success of her second, third and fourth studio album which is 21, 25 and 30.

She adds so much soul into her songs. That's how I recognize her voice.

10 Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

This list is a complete, total, 100% joke. Axl Rose, my hero, one of the best music artists ever and a rock god, is not in the top 2, along with MJ. Yup, he's got the most easily recognizable voice ever. We all know it when we hear it, right?

If there is one artist whose voice I will never forget, it's Axl Rose. I have never heard anyone else with a voice as unique as his, making him very easy to distinguish.

I don't care for him, but I've never heard a singer that can go from singing a bass note to singing a high tenor instantly!

Totally agree with the personage. It's a true and honest opinion that I genuinely respect. Axl's voice is easily recognizable, but no one can sing in the same style as him, which makes him unique. He's my hero and savior, as he has supported me in choosing musicianship as one of my TGC subject choices. Also, I love his snake dance. But sorry, Axl, I have a crush of my own. 😁

- Human Calculator, aka Grammarly

The Contenders
11 Jack White John Anthony "Jack" White is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the duo The White Stripes, but has also had success in other bands and as a solo artist.

The most recognizable voice in music, other than Freddie Mercury, which is from a while ago. Cool art and icon in the modern age of sound. Good knack and talent you can listen to, lots to learn from, and kind.

Nobody can be more instantly recognized. White's voice is so different from anyone else in the industry. It's fantastic.

12 Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, born June 7, 1990 known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.

Really wish she didn't have so many haters just because she's a non-black rapper. Her songs sound so much better than those of a lot of the more accepted female rapper/singers these days.

13 Mick Jagger Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.
14 Kim Hyun Joong Kim Hyun-Joong is a South Korean entertainer, actor, singer, dancer, and the leader and main rapper of boyband SS501.

There's no one like him.

15 Nicki Minaj Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982) is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Minaj is most known for her songs such as "Anaconda", "Super Bass", "Starships" and her feature on "Bang Bang". Despite her controversial songs, Brent Staples from "The New York Times" claimed her to be 'the most influential female rapper of all time', presumably distinctive for her fast flow and her use of alter egos with Cockney accent. She has endorsed Adidas, MAC Cosmetics and Pepsi. Minaj has received ten Grammy-nominations throughout her career, and has won multiple awards including the Billboard's Women in Music 2011 Rising Star award.

Because her rapping is horrible.

Not in a good way, though.

16 Art Garfunkel Arthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel is an American singer, poet and actor. He partnered in his earlier years with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel.

Don't believe I saw his name on this list, and it should be.

17 Barry White Barry Eugene Carter, better known by his stage name Barry White, was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and composer.

Barry White: The sexiest voice for sure.

18 Ray Charles Ray Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.
19 Ross Lynch Ross Shor Lynch is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and musician. He is one of the founding members of the pop rock band R5. As an actor, he is known for his debut role as Austin Moon on the Disney Channel original series Austin & Ally, and for his role as Brady in Disney Channel's Teen Beach more.
20 Whitney Houston Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 million records sold worldwide. She released seven studio albums and three movie soundtrack albums, all of which have diamond, multi-platinum, platinum or gold certification.

Whitney Houston: The best and most beautiful voice in the whole world!

Whitney should be #1! This angel had a voice beyond compare!

21 Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 and has since had a successful solo career, releasing 11 studio albums.

I know his voice anywhere. Ozzy's vocals are just as powerful now as they always were, despite the way he sounds when he talks. Ozzy is my man! I love him so much! There are others I like just as much, though. Ozzy always was pretty awesome!

Who doesn't know Ozzy's voice when they hear it? Some people are just crazy...

I'm going off the rails on a crazy train!

22 Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., better known by his stage name Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of the hair band Bon Jovi from, which was founded by Jon and his pianist, David Bryan, in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit songs “Livin’ on a Prayer," "You Give Love a Bad Name," and "Wanted Dead or Alive" which were all released in 1986, on the album Slippery When Wet. Jon was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on March 2, 1962.

I cannot believe Jon Bon Jovi, a legend, is not higher up on this joke of a list. Insane! Tell me you don't know Livin' On A Prayer!

We all know his voice! If you don't, you give love a bad name, and you might be wanted... dead or alive!

23 Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

Definitely. Her deep, raspy voice is very unique.

24 Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

Wonderful singer, dancer, songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, etc. Her voice is unique and really recognizable.

Such a uniquely talented voice. She should definitely make a comeback!

25 Willie Nelson Willie Hugh Nelson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie, combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger and Stardust, made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music.

Wow! With a couple of exceptions, this list is way better than the other unique singing voices list. Willie should really be in the top ten, but I'm not going to complain about 13...

A true country pioneer. So many hits and wrote so many big songs... everyone knows this guy!

An amazing country singer. Respect.

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